MUSINGS OF A MOTHER
Lemmie Is The Mother Of Lila, Paul, and David Maxwell
LEMMIE LACOUR MAXWELL
Jan 1, 1946 Before Odis and I were married
April 1, 1947 Lila and Paul have always "gotten along"
April 6, 1948 Paul has an intense desire for a horse - of all things.
Mar 9, 1949 After nine month of almost unbearable nausea, pain and weakness
Feb 4, 1950
Will we ever get used to writing?
Mar 6, 2005 -
I've done my best to Xerox copies of mamma's book, Musings of a Mother, however it has turned out to be more of a project that I realized. I thought it would be so simple. Not so! My copy has missing pages, and pages out of order. It has taken hours to try to compile my copy. When mamma typed it on her old manual typewriter, she double spaced, so the original manuscript which David and Jean were kind enough to loan me, is quite lengthy.
So... I have decided to retype it in a smaller font before returning it to them. As time permits, I will type and email it to you, for you to copy. It's an awesome "book". Filled with wonderful memories, told in such a way as only Mamma could. She writes of positive things (when possible.) Perhaps it was her dream to have it published one day. It's certain she wanted it passed down for her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren to enjoy; therefore you won’t read much negativity in the pages. I don't know if she deliberately chose not to, or perhaps she didn't dwell on the negative, only she knows. I am convinced how much she really did love me. I so needed to know this. I know too, she did the best she could with what she had to work with. We all do.
You expressed an interest in reading it, so here goes-----
All my love,
Lila Maxwell Breme
LEMMIE LACOUR MAXWELL
To Odis, Lila, Paul and David- with all my love.
I have begun these "musings" with the one of May 30, 1944. After all, although I did not know it at the time, I was a mother in one sense of the word, or in two senses of the word, if you will, as after seven years of marriage, and despite all the doctors had said, in a little over six months God was going to entrust twins, a boy and a girl, to my care- and a little over four years later another boy.
At that time, Odis was in the Air Corps, stationed at Camp Pinedale in Pinedale, California, and I had braved the four day ad night wartime train trip to be with him, as so many wives did in those days - if we were fortunate enough to have our husbands stationed in the States.
For thirteen months, we shared a three room apartment with two wonderful people and dear friends, Margie and Ray Riddell, of New Orleans, who by some strange quirk of circumstances, have a set of boy and girl twins eight months older than our Lila and Paul.
These musings are mainly about me and mine. I have included some which are humorous - and some which are sad - but, I hope, between the lines, the members of my family will find my great love for them all.
307 South Louisiana Avenue
February 8, 1957
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